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Legacy of Major Events

The number and size of events in Buenos Aires increase every year, causing a huge economic impact on the city. What is changing is the nature of the legacy these events have on the local communities where the events are being held. It is not about the short-term impact of the event itself anymore (the economic impact, the networking, etc); but about its long-term consequences.

More and more event’s organizers are deeply committed to sustainability transformation, also engaging themselves with national authorities and local institutions. The WTTC Summit in Buenos Aires is a great example of sustainable transformation legacy in the local community.

During the last day of the event, volunteers planted native trees and species, restored a historical bridge and assembled educational brochures at the local Eco-park, a former zoo. This activity highlighted the need for cities to redefine their relationship with the environment, and promote sustainable development. The effort was led by the non-profit organization Tourism Cares, which unites businessmen and politics within the tourism industry

“Sustainability is a fundamental issue when it comes to tourism being a benefit for both economic development and the improvement of the social life for local citizens,” said Gonzalo Robredo, president of the Buenos Aires City Tourist Board. 

The Buenos Aires Eco-park project will contribute to biodiversity and conservation through education and recreation, host scientific research projects, rescue animals and restore wildlife.

The City of Buenos Aires, the Travel Corporation, World Travel & Tourism Council, Las Vegas Convention & Visitors Authority, MaCher, Marriott International, and Tauck Ritzau Innovative Philanthropy made this RSE activity possible